Summary of Pop Up Discussion Series #4 Perspective of Non-State Actors (Session 1) RDI UREF x Pecha Kucha Night Jogjakarta Vol. 28
Oct 08, 2020 01:06:45 pm
Location - RDI Indonesia YouTube Live
RDI Urban Refugees Research Group, in collaboration with Pecha Kucha Night Jogjakarta,Â conducted the fourth series of Pop Up Discussion (PUD), on Friday, September 25, 2020. As aÂ special edition of PUD series, PUD No. 4 uses the Pecha Kucha format, where each speakerÂ present 20 slides in exactly 6 minutes 40 seconds (20 seconds for each slide) to encourage aÂ more free-flow presentation with more visual cues. PUD 4 features nine speakers: Kristi ArdianaÂ (Indonesia for Refugees), Mahdi Rafei (Refugee, Refugee Learning Nest/RLN), Ali Reza YawariÂ (Refugee filmmaker), Roberto (Sandya Institute), Alia Swastika (art curator), Kayla Abigail SalimÂ (illustrator), Dwiana Piarah (former volunteer), Mukhtar Aashury (Refugee, Skilled Migrants AndÂ Refugee Technicians/SMART), and Callistasia Wijaya (journalist). The fourth PUD wasÂ moderated by Dr. Nino Viartasiwi.
- Kristi Ardiana highlights the role that Indonesia for Refugees play in conducting a check andÂ balance procedure towards the performance of government in delivering protection to theÂ refugees.
- Mahdi Rafei shares activities of Refugee Learning Nest (RLN), a community-based learningÂ center for refugees and asylum seekers based in Bogor and established in March 2015 andÂ emphasizes on RLN's performance and achievements.
- Ali Reza Yawari, a self-taught refugee filmmaker from Afghanistan describes his livingÂ experience in Indonesia since December 2014. He reflected on his interest to narrate a storyÂ or life experience through images or visuals and saw filmmaking as a way to expressÂ experiences of refugees.
- Roberto, from Sandya Institute (SI), shares information and reflections on SI's latestsÂ publications on refugees: "Explaining the Economic Potential of Indonesian RefugeeÂ Communities: A Survey of Labor and Livelihood Characteristic"and "Know Your Rights".
- Alia Swastika shares her experiences as a curator of art.for.refuge: 'Berdiam/Bertandang'Â ('Silent/Visit') in 2018, which exhibits collaborative works of artists and refugees at theÂ National Gallery, Jakarta. She highlights that the exhibition is an important and interestingÂ forum for advocacy as it allows an encounter with new audiences
- Kayla Abigail Salim shares her experiences and reflections of participating in "Youth withÂ Refugees Art Contest" competition organized by UNCHR. She is one of the five winners inÂ cartoon category. Kayla highlighted that refugee issues can be amplified in unique waysÂ through artworks and hoped that artworks can be utilized as a tool to encourage individuals,Â especially young people, as well as organizations and governments to work together inÂ helping refugees.
- Dwiana Piarah shares her insights and reflections based on her two-year experienceÂ interacting with unaccompanied child refugees and refugees. She concluded that refugeesÂ are all unique, have various skills and talents that need to be developed. Her experienceÂ has taught her to be more empathetic and to learn many different sides of one's life.
- Mukhtar Aashury shares information and his experience in running refugee-led SkilledÂ Migrant and Refugee Technicians (SMART) in Indonesia. SMART was established inÂ January 2020, aiming to provide high quality online technical services and to encourageÂ refugees to become financially independent.
- Callistasia Wijaya shares her experiences of covering news on urban refugees in Jakarta.Â Reflecting on her experience, Callista argues that coverage and news related to refugees isÂ a big responsibility for journalists. Journalists must be able to provide positive and accurateÂ reports or information that can also educate the wider community.
During the breaks between 3 sessions of PUD 4, we played a 3-minute trailer of one of AliÂ Reza's film, Waiting for Hope, and the result of Callistasia's news coverage on refugees inÂ Jakarta.